Liquidambar styraciflua Worplesdon or Sweet Gum Worplesdon is an excellent ornamental deciduous tree. Liquidamber trees are generally grown for their maple like leaves which take on brilliant and long lasting autumn colour.
This Worplesdon cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. The dense, rounded pyramidal crown makes this tree an excellent shade tree. The deep lobed leaves of Sweet Gum Worplesdon are a light green when they unfurl in spring, changing to a glossy dark green over the summer, before finally turning brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow for a stunning autumn show.
**The colour in this image depicts the autumn foliage**